Success! Jackson from Tanzania raised $838 to fund knee surgery.

Jackson
$838
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Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2019.
  • Jackson's story
  • Jackson's update
December 9, 2019

Photo of Jackson post-operation

January 10, 2020

Jackson underwent knee surgery.

Jackson has had both of his legs corrected successfully and he is currently on full cast of both legs which is non-weight bearing. Through t...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • December 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jackson was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

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Evaristo is a 57-year-old small-scale farmer from Uganda, married with eight children. Five of his children are already married, while the remaining three are currently attending school. He and his wife are small-scale farmers, mostly growing beans, maize and a few coffee trees. Eight years ago, Evaristo was involved in a road traffic accident, which resulted in a leg injury that eventually healed. Despite the healing, the area surrounding the scar remained numb. In February of this year, while riding on a motorcycle taxi, the scar was injured by the starter pedal, causing it to start hurting again. As days passed, the site developed blisters that developed into a wound. Evaristo went to local clinics for treatment but did not experience any improvement even after receiving some injections. He has continued experiencing pain on the injured leg, unable to farm or perform other daily activities. As a result, his wife has become the sole breadwinner for their family, prompting them to take out short-term loans to cover school fees and medical costs at the different clinics they visited before going to Ibanda Hospital. Evaristo decided to seek help from a surgeon and visited Ibanda Hospital. Upon arrival, he was feeling extremely weak and in severe pain, fearful of the possibility of losing his leg. Due to his inability to walk unassisted, Evaristo relies on a wheelchair to navigate the hospital premises. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Evaristo receive treatment. On March 5th, surgeons at Ibanda Hospital will perform a debridement, which is a procedure to remove infected, damaged or dead tissue so a wound can heal properly. Now, Evaristo needs our help to fund this $207 procedure. Evaristo says, ‘’I was very worried that I may lose my leg, but I thank God for the counseling I have received. I now have hope that my surgery will be successful, and I will be able to stand again and do my usual farming activities.’’

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